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city heading towards san jose, sunnyvale and mountain view, american canyon, vallejo across 80, benicia, hercules, el cerrito heading towards pleasant hill, walnut creek, across marin headlands will hit san francisco in 10 minutes already getting a shower from there daly city, south san francisco to pacifica. scattered showers today, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. past golden gate fields and university avenue, berkeley into emeryville, getting a little busy 80 westbound still moving nicely into the macarthur maze. no delays at the bay bridge toll, wet on the golden gate bridge this morning and light traffic conditions. down three lanes in the southbound direction, two north light week this week traffic wise between christmas sonoma flooding 121, 12 closed at 8th in shellville area due to road being closed and flooded. terry mcsweeney will have an update in a bit. south 101 washington petaluma clearing stages of that accident could be cleared by now. north 680 at mckey, accident in san jose, first reports east al 0 at eden canyon of an accident. -- >>> you just said it, at 121 and 12
flooding in marin city. >> it's only expected to get worse.> let's check in now with spencer christian for the latest. >> rain is on the way. it's notwujhj here yet. we're precipitation-free but not far to the north up around eureka, we've got a large mass of moisture and some cases of heavy down pours moving into our direction. we'll start at 7:00 this evening. we'll see clouds thickening and perhaps the first wave of rain will have arrived by that time in the northern most part of sonoma county. you'll notice to about midnight, you'll see rain sweeping through the bay area, this front will keep sweeping through and be trailed by showers, some will be widely scattered showers, some, more organized meaning possibly a wet commute in the morning at 5:00 in the morn. so you can see here, rain is evening event, overnight, we'll see rain tapering off to showers by
daly city and colma. you are on the radar of those showers heading your way. they are sliding quickly. you will get a brief,d"7 lighto moderate shower maybe 30 seconds, it gone this going to repeat throughout the day with temperatures in the 50s, low to mid 50s. >>> good morning. light out there, first look or second look at bay bridge toll, traffic is very light heading into san francisco, no problems upper deck through the tunnel into the city out of san rafael northern portion of san rafael past lucas valley road and freitas parkway towards north san pedro road, very light, reports in paoup southbound of an accident at washington street, -- i'll update that at our next trip, mass transit, muni everybody on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this ro
point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist changed his appearance when he
that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church as cross the country, include something here in the bay area will ring bells 26 times. beginning at 9:30 in the morning that. is one ring for each person killed. number of web sites planning to go dark for a minute, a pop up will be featured asking visitors to pause, and remember their victims. >> abc news will air a special report tomorrow morning and will stream that special report for you live at abc 7 news.com. and you can express your sympathy by posting this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking
as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change just reflects the revitalization of this area of the city. new restaurants, easy access to transportation, and old homes are attracting new families. scott and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into
. the mayor of indianapolis has shutdown all city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. >>> bargain shoppers are hitting
-- won't bring a repeat of monday. city krause worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbag along a -- city crews worked into the early christmas morning hours placing sandbags along a leaky levee. a construction project begins in the spring to that.i%b7ñ this morning a stretch of highway 1 south of big sur closed after rock slides from the weekend storm. the slide happened sunday afternoon. crews are working to clear the debris and repair a 60 foot section of damaged roadway. there's no word on when it is going to reopen. officials hope to have one lane open this week. >>> in the north bay rain and runoff have napa river swollen, but well within its banks. other parts of wine country look more like lakes. water topped levee at sonoma creek. an area where people expect flooding in heavy rain not a big problem for the chardonnay lines this time of year and there are long term benefits. >> for the vineyards it recharges water supply, allows us to -- we get the topsoil from the valley. the bada;hjç news is every yeart costs 10 to $15,000 to clear out. >> they repair b
towards the wedwood city area, and this is shifting to the south. mortgage gap hill, san martin. seeing moderate rain ease up. we have a flashflood warning until 6:30 for san will you rice river near big tree and that's a big concern. that's up at 60:00 this evening. the russian officer, flood stage 32. expected to get close to 31 feet. they might come down but that would be tomorrow morning. and mine are fluke situations on the nap a river, right now at 15 feet, and the napa river, 19 feet. so minor fluctuations on bay area rivers. how long this will stay with us? we'll take a look at the forecast. >> a wind advisory was in effect for the bay bridge, the carquinez bridge. if you didn't think the storm had a kick, take a look. this is our camera on mt. tamalpais in mill valley, pounded by rain and serious wind gusts. this storm drenched parts of the north bay. the national weather service issued a floor nod -- flashflood warning. and stoney point road is closed. sergio quintana is live at the scene. reporter: leigh mentioned the problem of the flash-flood warnings, and the other problem
leandro and oakland up through berkeley and west toward daly city. a few light showers in the city through the san ramon valley and dublin. also hayward and union city, down through castro valley, 280. redwood city. as you head further south from sunnyvale down through cupertino, some very light rain showers. this will be the order of the day. the on and off light rain showers. santa cruz mountains, los gatos. into the afternoon light rain to just dry skies until later on. and that's when the last very strong system comes our way with heavy rain, gusty winds and the potential for flooding. katie. >> thank you, lisa. >> flood warnings are in effect for sonoma county as the water levels in several rivers and creeks continue to rise. we are live in petaluma where willowbrook creek is a good example. k. he ra. >> katie, two days ago willowbrook creek was completely empty. yesterday it filled almost to its limit. it's happening all over sonoma county. rivers and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the r
are investigating to determine who made that threat. classes at both schools will resume tomorrow. >> the city of san francisco has asked a judge to dismiss a constitutional challenge that the city's public nudity ban. city attorney filed the motion and dropped the suit in u.s. district court. the ordinance passed earlier this month and bans nudity on public street, sidewalks and public transit and goes into effect february 1. >> joseph crienz has been named the chief of police. he has been serving as interim chief since july. he has 32 years of experience. his appointment is effective on saturday. >> got a couple of sports articles. the giants are bringing back a familiar face. >> they signed an descres torresto a deal worth $2 bhillion. he was in the 2010 championship run and was traded to the mets. torres is expected to be in a deal. >> the talk of the nba, in the victory over the nba champions in miami has gotten everybody's attention. david lee's playing great. 22 points, the warriors showing toughness. lee, hammering lebron james. they called it a flafrant foul. but he stayed in the game
hole causing traffic problems in the city of clayton. >> one lane over eight miles is just reopened after being closed last night. the contra costa county public works department discovered this sink hole near morgan territory road. crews working to stabilize the surface expected to take up to a week to fix. >> they have steel plates coming to place over roads. we're looking at getting them about 20 feet long to span the cavity. and... we're hopeful that that would mitigate the immediate hazard until where he have time to get a contractor on word. >> now, local traffic is allowed to use thised room heavy vehicles are being rerouted. >> westfield shopping sent jer back open today. and there is a flue fire, the fire department says it broke out in a restaurant just after 8:30. the westfield theater evacuated and no word yet on a cause of the fire. >> well, pg&e still making w pipeline explosion. one of them is separating the gas and electric operations. >> gas operations will be head quarters in san ramone. abc 7 news was there for an update. >> pg&e consolidating gas controls into on
, indianapolis is trying to get back on its feet after it was walloped by the blizzard. this city, brought to a virtual standstill. the storm dumping more than seven inches of snow here. >> there we go. >> reporter: residents struggled to dig out. those whiteout conditions seen across the lower midwest states. in southern illinois, a foot and a half of snow. in cleveland, ohio, freezing rain turned to snow. cancelling about 80% of flights in and out of cleveland. across arkansas, power lines snapped, leaving nearly 200,000 customers in the dark. and in the south, devastating tornadoes, causing panic as they touched down. this surveillance video taken at a walgreens in mobile, alabama, shows a tornado ripping through the parking lot. inside, terrified customers scrambling for cover. from texas to alabama, at least 34 tornadoes rumbled across the area. this twister had winds of more than 110 miles per hour, flattening this church and anything unlucky enough to be in its path. until this morning, the storm is bearing down and creating havoc in the northeast. in new york city, wind gusts of ne
's blowing across the country, hitting big cities and stranding travelers just before christmas. it's friday, december 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> no end of the world just yet. >> not yet. >> we're rocking steady up here. it is friday, everybody. 12-21-21. good morning, i'm rob nelson. that storm is blasting a big area from chicago to boston this morning. the latest is coming up in a second. from accuweather the story of the week, in connecticut, that tragedy. and one week after the massacre, how the nation will pause today and remember the victims as the debate over gun violence continues to intensify around the country. another somber occasion in what's been an extraordinarily somber week. >> for me it doesn't even feel like a week. >> no. and you can imagine in newtown, it doesn't feel anything like christmas should feel. just horribly sad. we'll bring you the latest coming up in a second. >>> also this morning, the people who are insisting that the end of the world is happening today, all this talk abou
the phone with the city of napa where officials expect the river will crest lower than predicted. as you can see it is still underwater and cal trans is waiting it out. they say it may reopen after christmas day. live in sonoma county, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you, cornell. and the santa cruz county of fell ton was hit hard. today's storm forced road closures and evacuations. thomas roman has more. >> this truck was almost fully submerged on sunday afternoon. this is the community of fell ton grove. its 40 plus families were told to evacuate at about 1:30. dan and liz say they got a warning that the nearby san lorenzo river was rising fast. >> at first it was an advisory only, and then it was mandatory when it was clear the river would come up. >> the river reached some four feet over flood stage. they were evacuated before. they have lived here 27 years. >> we need to secure our animals. we need to move our vehicles. we need to not be in the houses while the severe flooding is happening. >> while the streets were under anywhere from six inches to four feet of water, these still
. -- >>> a buy from daly city is dead from a traffic accident that also -- a the two died christmas night in pasadena after an suv running from police smashed into their minivan. $p$c >>> the rain may have stopped for now, but the combination of wind and rain has weakened and toppled trees. trees have fallen in several communities over the past few days. moving patrol car. the officer escaped unharmed yesterday. >> i heard a couple loud cracking sounds and saw a couple pedestrians pointing upward and a couple small branches fell on my windshield, i hit the brakes, car stopped and a tree fell on top of the car. >> a local arborist blames busy during the holidays. >> especially swirling winds that aren't coming from standard direction can cause a >> this tree fell into a creek if east palo alto, a few feet from houses that face the danger of rising flood waters over the weekend. >> there's lots of snow for skiers also danger. autopsy1r -- avalanche danger is listed in the sierra, two died as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the ways you can tell an avalanche a likely. >> we feel th
&e to arrive to deactivate power line autos city officials are preparing to host the last in a series of four meetings on the hiring of a new police chief. chris moore will be stepping down after serving he is than8ly two years in the post before suddenly announced retirement. the goal of the meetings? gain public input. the debate over hiring an previous meetings. >> crab boat skippers meeting with the owners association in san francisco to discuss a dispute over the price of crabs. >> boats have been in port since wednesday. the fresh crab almost impossible to find. at one point the price dropped because of a plentiful supply. >> and today, bidders taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. hostess claimed claiming operators have been crippled by a baker's strike. hostess faces criticism after bankruptcy court documents show it used employee pension wages to stay afloat. >> not to worry. someone will make twinkies out there. >> looks that way. yes. >> noted, twinkie fan, spencer christian. >> no twinge yeenees in this temple. no. no. another sunny, mild day in a row two. in a row.
that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect roads for the 83 million expected to hit them this weekend. we took an icy drive from des moines to chicago. we're going east on i-80, going only 20 miles per hour. it's a full ice rink, even though the skies are completely blue and look at the westbound lanes. they've been like that for about a half mile. we don't know how long that goes. there are new weather woes on the west coast too. heavy rain drenching the pacific northwest causing landslides in oregon, and shutting down rail service in parts of washington state after 11 landslides in three days. the weather this weekend is a whole lot quieter, so good news, aside from the storm in the west. next question, who gets a white christmas? look at this map. the rockies, the plains, where we had the blizzard, plenty of cold to keep the snow there and northeast and new england could see a little fresh white, at least in some parts. cynthia? >> thank you, ginger. >>> we move on to a somb
, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 12th, 2012. >>> good evening to you. i'm juju chang. tonight, a baffling portrait is emerging of that mass shooter in oregon who opened fire on a crowd shopping for some holiday cheer. this year, there's been a disturbing number of mass shootings, and investigators say while copycats may be inspired, each shooter has a distinct and chilling back story. we interviewed the 22-year-old's ex-girlfriend, who calls it mind boggling. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas mall rush. lines of shoppers, even children could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a gunman was still inside, announcing from behind a mask, "i am the shooter." a day later, a view of the suspect is now coming into focus. police say 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts was the masked gunman, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who allegedly stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off alone on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack, except to say that there's no apparent relationship between the susp
in 2008. lanza lived with his mother in an upscale part of the city. neighborsneighbors who knew they are stunned. >> it's like a normal, everybody else in this neighborhood. decorate the house, and the house is always pristine and just like any other house wife. >> other newtown residents are still struggling to deal with the tremendous loss. many say they feel hopeless. others now fear for their own family's safety. >> they -- i have a daughter who is an adult and she is a fourth grade elementary cool -- i'm sorry -- teacher, and she could be in jeopardy for her entire life now, and it's very hard for me to -- having a difficult time processing this now. >> in addition to vigils being held across connecticut there irvarious signs of support for the victims and their families, including this banner hanging from a window in newtown that read, hug a teacher today. >>> in alameda, people are mothering the victims of the shooting. -- people are mourning the victims of the shooting. here's a look at one hoff the several vigils that have come together today in the bay area. reporter:
a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringing that light to the world. >>oqzñ after one somber funeral, mourners packed pews to remember a 6-year-old caroline. her parents say she was quote a blessing from god, brought joy to everyone she touched. throughout the area, four more farewells for charlotte bacon, chase, principal, and a 27-year-old victoria soto. the nation remembers soto as the teacher who lost her life trying to save her young students. her family remembering her for so much more. >> just her face. and the smile. happiness she had. >> when students returned to classes in a school, they will be greeted by donna page, returning to the position. in newtown, connecticut abc 7 news. >> and stay with abc 7 for coverage of the shooting tragedy in newtown, abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring us an update at 5:00. you can sign up for breaking news alerts. >> with the nation attention on guns in the wake of newtown one neighborhood is suffering gun violence on a da
barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. twrisers spawned by a snowstorm marching all of the way from california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. here in mobile, thousands still blacked out with power. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents picked through the debris, as rescuers checked for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mangling the antebellum homes here. picking up cars and ripping through a nearly 100-year-old high school here in mobile. and it's not over yet, sam. there is still a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. to get these power lines out of the way, of course, first restoring power to that hospital that got knocked out and all of this weather is punching through geo
. causing a 21-vehicle pileup in oklahoma city. and the system is heading east, bringing with it treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a busy travel day. enough of a threat for some in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> ready to go. >> i decided to get what we needed and go home. >> reporter: the storms are blamed for at least three deaths in texas, louisiana and oklahoma. live in new york, wendy gillette, abc news. muhammad and brandi, back to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> here's a look ahead at the nation's weather. winter watches and warnings are in effect for almost half of the country. the northeast could see a rain/snow mix for the evening commute before it turns all winter rain. wet from san francisco all the way to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. presi
in helping the zoo day-to-day operations. it used to get $1.2 million from the city. now, it gets less than half that have amount what. a fabulous gift. >> incredible gift. >> and we had quite the weather moving through tonight. >> yes. and look what live doppler 7 is picking up now. lightning strikes here. so we may be seeing a clap of thunder. checking out where it's raining now i'm going to take you closer and show where radar is. it's on mount st. helena. around clover dale, zag springs road we have spotty showers in the east bay. also, for peninsula and looking across the dunbarton bridge it's slick. fabian way, perhaps sinkels now. around ben loman we're getting steadier rainfall. in sierra nevada chain controls remain in effect. temperatures now mainly 50s and a few 40s around fairfield, highlights, scattered showers tonight. heavy rain tomorrow morning could see isolated thunderstorms popping up. there is rain into holiday weekend featuring sometime whuz may be able to go out and do shopping. we're now watching some unstable air behind it with another system coming through. and this
into the tree first. that will all that to get sorted out when the insurance companies get involved. the city will brace the structure before it is removed in the next day or so. abc7 news. >> air travelers are having weather related problems as they head in and out of town for the holiday. unsettled weather and scattered showers coming through the bay area brought change in wind direction this weekend. that always causes air traffic at sfo to redirect landing and takeoff landings from north and south. it limits the number of departing and landing flights and backs up the traffic of the taxi way. only a flew flights were cancelled yesterday according to the flight information board. >> we have an hour delay so we were supposed to leave at two and then we are leaving at three. we are supposed to fly into chicago. we will have about ten minutes to connect to our flight. >> and with more rain on the way, delays are expected to continue. it is about an hour and a half delay with arriving flights. with more rain on the way, you can expect more delays. about 100,000 people traveled through sfo yest
zero visibility. in utah, search and rescue teams were called to an avalanche near park city, but searchers say no one was trapped. >> one cancellation, two delays. missed one plane by three minutes. >> reporter: as holiday travel gets under way, more than a foot of snow is expected to blanket cities like des moines and green bay. >> a lot of unexpected wind and a lot of snow. but it's nice out here right now. >> reporter: up and down the west coast, it's cleanup time. wild wind storms took out huge trees from washington to southern california. garcon martinez was in this truck. he's lucky to be alive. >> i seen it was pretty windy and my truck was rattling a little bit. but i never expected a tree to fall on me. >> reporter: high winds knocked out power at the happiest place on earth, putting disneyland in the dark as the cold moved in. should we blame you for this? >> you're going to blame santa this close to christmas? where is my naughty list? >> reporter: the storm is now headed east, and places like chicago, which hasn't seen a significant snowstorm yet this season, is
the city has set up premade options for many meters. >> democrats and republicans are wrangling over last--minute legislation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. there's no sign of a deal so far. here's the latest. reporter: as senators convened in a rare sunday session, they heard this prayer from the senate chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation, and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> the clock is ticking towards the new year's midnight hour when tax hikes and budget cuts swoop ground the fiscal cliff. the two senate leaders, harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on a stop-gap bill. >> at some point it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. i hope we're not there, but we're getting real close. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> the legislation would prevent tax increase for roughly 98% of american workers, extend unemployment benefits set to expire for some two million people, and prevent a huge cut in payments to medicare doctors. >> we should go ahead and introduce legs that would make sure middle cl
immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. arpaio has been the center of illegal immigration debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election last mont
at wedding chapels, from malaysia to hong kong to vegas and right here in new york city. by one estimate, 7,500 weddings in one day. there was also a baby bonanza, and here's just one of the babies who managed to arrive at 12:12 a.m. on the rare triple 12 day. >>> and, now, an update on this index photo we showed you two days ago. you remember the video of the baby monkey who became a sensation, when he was found wandering in an ikea store, wearing a winter coat. we've now seen him with his owner, who says he escaped from the cage. here is video of them both. she's brushing her teeth, the little monkey doing the same. he has been taken away from her and put into a sanctuary until further notice. and we will tell you what happens. and we do check every day to see what you're noticing out there in the world, so, tweet me your thoughts for "instant index," @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up, we issued the challenge, so many of you responded. amazing ideas to make sure all of us have a made in america christmas. [ female announcer ] you spend weeks planning it. you spend all day cooking it. so wh
it shows the city behind the toy drive. >> you drive by, maybe you can't come down we need 15,000 toys, so -- [ inaudible ] >>> what a great cause. putting us in the holiday spirit. we'll check in with mike. >> trying to get around will be easier than it was over the weekend. live doppler 7 hd radar and satellite over the last three hours, northwest flow in our sky right now bringing in a break right now in the form of drier air at least mid and upper parts, ground saturated, thickest fog now santa rosa at that reporting station down to three miles in livermore, fog developing east bay valleys. system pulling away and heading for the high plains, behind it, here's our break, quickly behind that, another moisture laden system. this next system will have rain but it won't be like what we dealt with over the weekend, that's tomorrow. today partly cloudy, low to mid 50s from noon to 4:00, may see a few high clouds, cooler, low to mid 40s this evening. rain returns tomorrow, mainly during the afternoon into the evening scattered showers wednesday, dry thursday. >>> we are keeping an eye on traf
the term "super bowl"? denver broncos, dallas cowboys, kansas city chiefs, new york jets. >> i knew i was going to get a football question, and i don't know anything about football. meredith: hmm. well, you could jump it or ask the audience if you really have no idea. >> i know what the super bowl is. [laughter] ha ha! meredith: well, that's a start. >> that's a start. ha ha ha! but i think i'm gonna have to jump this question. meredith: ok, question is out of play. you don't have to answer it. let's see the rightsy chiefs. let's see what you jumped over. [audience groans] >> it's ok. meredith: all right. deep breath. >> deep breath. ha ha! meredith: that's always disappointing, but the good news is, by taking that jump, you are one step closer to the million dollars, 9 questions away. still got some big money left on that board, too. "anthems 101" is your category. what is the only color mentioned in the first stanza of "the star-spangled banner"? blue, white, red, green. >> i'm singing the song in my head. the--and i won't sing it to you guys. sorry. ha ha ha! i'm gonna go with b--w
: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest military bases outside the city of aleppo. american officials fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising. they say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark back country road near turkey's border with syria. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapon
of the national rifle association, and new york city michael bloomberg standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront -- access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban on certain types of semiautomatic rifles, which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: white house officials say the president does not only view this tragedy through the lens of access to guns, but education and a violent popular culture. while the president has occasionally talked about gun control -- >> weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on the streets. >> reporter: action is a different matter
than a distraction. >> reporter: new york city mayor michael bloomberg called the nra statement a shameful evasion of the crisis. the mayor wants what he calls reasonable restrictions. a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. and bloomberg has a cavalcade of stars demanding action. >> demand a plan. >> reporter: but the nra is making clear, that plan had better not infringe on the right of gun owners. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> battle lines are clearly drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spil
, you can see here redwood road. towards east bay, out towards east bay, union city, niles boulevard, 84 there. calaveras road, light to moderate?gatç rain. towards half moon bay, highway 1, light rainfall now. so it's not over by any stretch of the imagination. sierra nevada chain controls and it is snowing in parts of the sierra, nrts 50s and highlights, we'll get to highlights in just a moment. wind gusts at 38 at sfo. 35 in half moon bay. so windy, wet tonight. heavy rain for morning with thunderstorms possibilities and rain again, sunday. hang on to rain gear, i'm going to show you timing of the system. it's stalled0fur out over the by area. this is why we're continuing to see wet, windy conditions developing. we do have waves of rain coming in for the weekend. thunderstorm possibility goesing into saturday morning. there is a computer animation, periods of rain for this evening. starts to pick up. heading into 3:00 a.m. we may see a chance chance of thund yes, 6:00 a.m. another front, heavy rain with possibility of thunderstorms. behind the front, scattered showers, so yes, you ca
moderate hours. but southward just cloudy skies from redwood city and down around the south bay. we are in the east bay here. you see cloudy conditions. but here's the rain a little more enhanced. santa cruz mountain. boulder creek we are looking at some moderate rain. and the storm system well to the north now. southeast winds of 22 miles an hour at half moon bay. we have a wind advisory for the north bay right now, 4:00. we are lacking for the winds to increase through the afternoon. up to 30, 45 miles an hour and even 60 miles an hour gusts in the higher elevations. the of we will time it out for you coming up, it will be kind of a wild morning. carolyn. >> see you often this morning, lisa. thank you: the windy, rain weather is turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where kera is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it is windy here and it is a steady, moderate rain as we said it will only get worse as the day pro grosses. moderate right now but steady on our drive from pacifica through san francisco this morning. luckily the people who were on the roads were driving quite
avenue a a block from city hall. there was heavy known and firefighters say it appears the fire had several points origin. >> we got on scene. we found a building charged full of smoke and appeared to have a fire inside. we were able to contain the fire to the perimeter of the building itself. >> ama: damage is estimated at a quarter million dollars. no one was hurt. >>> in the east bay, police arrested two teenagers after officers say the boys used a pipe bomb to blow up a woman's mail box. alert neighbors helped police track down the teens before they could do more damage with a second explosive device. >> mangled remnants of what used to be a metal mail box is in the front yard of this home the morning after teenagers put a pipe bomb inside it. the explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just before 10:00 p.m. >> a big explosion. and just shook the windows. woke me up. >> it's crazy times, you know. we're just really surprised how things happen like that. >> the resident of the home didn't want to give us her name. when we caught up with her she was in a hurry and hesitant to tal
" continues from new york city with bill weir. >> christmas may be a couple of weeks away. for those in charge of making sure your twirinkets and treasus make it in time, the season is happening right now. millions upon millions of packages are winging their way across the country as i speak. one of the busiest shipping nights of all time. john donvan brings us a look at the people hard at work trying to outdo the big man up north. >> reporter: the story of a pie in a box at christmas time and the many people who help get it from point "a" -- >> off to honolulu. >> reporter: to point "b." >> i hope it's something good. >> which is the story of fedex which like u.p.s. and the u.s. postal service is how christmas gets handled these days. >> a hand crafted metal book end. >> reporter: the busiest day of the year for fedex, shipping an estimated 19 million packages. thanks to the start of the busiest time of year for online shopping. thanks to procrastinators, there are 14 shopping days left which translates into how many shipping days? that depends what you're sending and how much you're willing
. rock 'n' roll greats from across the pond. and some homegrown talent, as well. my city of ruin come on, rise up ♪ >> reporter: it began fittingly, with bruce springsteen, singing once again about loss, longing and hope, along jersey's battered shore. ♪ new york concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ >> reporter: more than five hours later, it ended with alicia keys, and a stage full of first responders. in a night that combined music of the east. and west. and kanye. ♪ we made it through the hurricane ♪ ♪ live and let die >> reporter: at 1:00 a.m., 70-year-old sir paul mccartney was tearing it up. once as the new left-handed frontman, the surviving members of the late kurt cobain's band nirvana. rock royalty was in the house. ♪ you got me rockin' ♪ you can run you can run ♪ i used to rule the world >> reporter: chris martin of coldplay, charmed with a solo "viva la vida." and billy joel represented his native long island. ♪ that's what it's all about ♪ momma, if that's moving up then i'm moving out ♪ >> reporter: the concert seemed to earn the note of tri
by more than half. the more than rain flooded some city streets. here in san francisco, deep standing water caused drivers to slow down before merging on to highway 101. the weather brought scattered showers and a change in the morning's wind direction. san francisco international airport duty manager says a wind change at the airport equals a change in flight patterns, and in how many flights are allowed to land and take off, which is why these aircraft are backed up. >> we were cut back from 60 to 25 landings. so that is a big number. reporter: that also includes departures. the flight information board shows only a few flights either arriving or leaving on time. not good news to gretchen, who has to catch a connecting flight. >> we have an hour delay, and supposed to leave at 2:00, and we're supposed to fly into chicago, we'll have ten minutes to connect to our flight. >> they say they try to deep delies to 45 minutes. >> we held 459 minute foors long time, for almost all morning, and then the sky is getting dark, and we increased to about an hour. >> masters is just trying to ge
have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make campuses feel like police states. and can schools afford these days to put armed patrolman in every campus? or every door and school. you don't know where it's going to go from here. >> most people agree on the idea of high magazine clips. why would you need 50 rounds. but most people agree on new gun control after newtown, gun sales skyrocketing. one store in virginia saying they've been off the charts. they've never seen anything like that before. just within the last week. >> watching the head of the nra give that press conference on friday and subsequent interview over the weekend, he said we're open to all solutions
in a good part of the country. everybody needs to know. 65 degrees, kansas city. oklahoma, looking pretty good. kansas city, in the 40s. memphis, about 62. atlanta, 60 degrees. look at texas showing off in the 70s and 80s. this is in advance of the system that steps into the northwest and then sweeps across for days now, making it a mess in a good middle part of the country, also into the northeast as we get to the weekend. enjoy this moment because all that right there, is headed that way. >> i don't know. if i had to pick, maybe atlanta, all the way to orlando, 60 to 80 degrees today. >> that's pretty nice. >> taking care of the southeast, are you, sam? >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "good morning america," we'll have new details in the sandy hook investigation. now, adam lanza's babysitter describes what could have been wrong with him from a very young age. >>> then, a big shift in gears. we're going to tell you about the new star of the beckham family. 10-year-old romeo is the new face of a modeling campaign. >>> plus, what happens when two icons reunite? john travolta, olivia ne
. and for new york city mayor michael bloomberg, standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront. access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban of certain types of semiautomatic rifles which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts, such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, today sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know of anybody in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> reporter: white house officials say the president does not view this tragedy only through the lens of access to guns, but also with a focus on education, mental health and a violent popular culture. but while the president has occasionally talked about gun control -- >> that weapons that were designed for soldiers, in war theaters, don't belong on our streets. >> re
and defense for the minutemen. police say he was shot and killed in the city's bay view district around 10:00 saturday night. the school held a moment of silence for him this morning. many students heard yesterday came to school today wearing black. >> it was shocking. i -- it's very tragic. i heard he was a great guy. i didn't know what to think. just so sad. >> joe hernandez's kids are still in middle school. but he's ai concord high grad, a big football supporter. he can't imagine what blakely was doing in the bay view. >> everybody that has commented about him had individual, good guy. nice person. everything like that. this doesn't seem to be part of that fabric. >> a lot of people are posting his picturesf6f) and from whati hear i was a good person. >> parents are weary of what seems like unrelenting violence targeting young people. >> there is no value only. there just schblt to me, it seems every day, you read about something or hear about something where taking a live seems to be the most immediate, simple way to address a zp >> students tell tlus is a vigil planned for friday e
in the midwest and rockies. 27 in fargo. 37 in the twin cities. >> i like your fargo accent. >> it was bad. >>> even though it's now 12-13, we can't get enough of this 12-12-12 stuff from yesterday. so that is why this is our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." takes us to a sixth grade classroom in rural central wisconsin where three classmates celebrated their, yeah, 12th birthday on 12-12-12. >> abby and gabby and simon marked their big day sharing cupcakes with juice with all their family and friends. everyone was showing their green bay packer spirit. not only was it 12-12-12, it was also aaron rodgers day in wisconsin. he wears number 12, so there you have it. all about aaron rodgers. >> it was a cool date, though. and we will not live to see the next repetitive date, 1-1-2101, 88 years away. so it's good we got one under our belt. because we'll be in another place, a better place. >> who knows, you might be living. >> nothing in my gene pool suggests that. >>> coming up, britney spears is number one on a brand-new list. >> and a new top for new york's number one landmark. a cons
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